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Arch Taekwondo Earns Kukkiwon Recognition

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Arch Taekwondo has entered the rarefied air of a few Taekwondo schools worldwide that are led by teachers with a new designation from the World Taekwondo Headquarters in South Korea.

Patrick. L. Thimangu, master instructor and principal of Arch, gained membership into the headquarter’s Kukkiwon Overseas Membership System (KOMS) in February. The headquarters, also known as the Kukkiwon, is the official educational, governing and research body of Kukkiwon style taekwondo.

Kukkiwon president Kang Won-Sik introduced KOMS last year as an additional way to recognize a relatively few non-Korean Taekwondo practitioners, who are certified as master instructors by the Kukkiwon. The system also is aimed at standardizing Taekwondo teaching methods and strengthening curriculum standards of Taekwondo dojangs around the world.

“It’s a great honor to receive KOMS approval from the Kukkiwon because that enables our members and the general public to confirm that Arch Taekwondo has an internationally recognized master instructor,” Thimangu said. “It’s recognition that our teachers have the qualification to guide our members to the level of globally recognized Kukkiwon black belts.”

The Kukkiwon is currently approving KOMS individual membership only to non-Korean Taekwondo practitioners who have 4th Degree black belt certification and above, and international master instructor certification. Master Thimangu earned his 4th degree black belt in 2007 and his international master instructor certification in 2009. There were only 1,630 non-Korean Taekwondo practitioners in the world that were certified as international master instructors by the Kukkiwon at the end of 2010.
 
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News Source: Arch Taekwondo. | Dated: 2011-03-24 00:00:00
   
 
 

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